Patent Cooperation Treaty

Considerans

 

Introductory Provisions

 

Article 1 - Establishment of a Union

Article 2 - Definitions


CHAPTER I - International Application and International Search

 

Article 3 - The International Application

Article 4 - The Request

Article 5 - The Description

 

Article 6 - The Claims

 

Article 7 - The Drawings

Article 8 - Claiming Priority

Article 9 - The Applicant

Article 10 - The Receiving Office

 

Article 11 - Filing Date and Effects of the International Application

Article 12 - Transmittal of the International Application to the International Bureau and the International Searching Authority

Article 13 - Availability of Copy of the International Application to Designated Offices


Article 14 - Certain Defects in the International Application

Article 15 - The International Search

Article 16 - The International Searching Authority

Article 17 - Procedure Before the International Searching Authority


Article 18 - The International Search Report

Article 19 - Amendment of the Claims Before the International Bureau

Article 20 - Communication to Designated Offices

Article 21 - International Publication

Article 22 - Copy, Translation, and Fee, to Designated Offices


Article 23 - Delaying of National Procedure

Article 24 - Possible Loss of Effect in Designated States

Article 25 - Review By Designated Offices

Article 26 - Opportunity to Correct Before Designated Offices

 

Article 27 - National Requirements

Article 28 - Amendment of the Claims, the Description, and the Drawings Before Designated Offices

Article 29 - Effects of the International Publication

Article 30 - Confidential Nature of the International Application


CHAPTER II - International Preliminary Examination

 

Article 31 - Demand for International Preliminary Examination

Article 32 - The International Preliminary Examining Authority

Article 33 - The International Preliminary Examination

Article 34 - Procedure Before the International Preliminary Examining Authority

Article 35 - The International Preliminary Examination Report

Article 36 - Transmittal, Translation, and Communication, of the International Preliminary Examination Report

Article 37 - Withdrawal of Demand or Election

Article 38 - Confidential Nature of the International Preliminary Examination

Article 39 - Copy, Translation, and Fee, to Elected Offices

Article 40 - Delaying of National Examination and Other Processing

Article 41 - Amendment of the Claims, the Description, and the Drawings, Before Elected Offices

Article 42 - Results of National Examination in Elected Offices

 

CHAPTER III - Common Provisions

 

Article 43 - Seeking Certain Kinds of Protection

 

Article 44 - Seeking Two Kinds of Protection

 

Article 45 - Regional Patent Treaties


Article 46 - Incorrect Translation of the International Application

 

Article 47 - Time Limits

Article 48 - Delay in Meeting Certain Time Limits

Article 49 - Right to Practice Before International Authorities

 

CHAPTER IV - Technical Services

 

Article 50 - Patent Information Services


Article 51 - Technical Assistance

Article 52 - Relations with Other Provisions of the Treaty

 

CHAPTER V - Administrative Provisions

Article 53 - Assembly

Article 54 - Executive Committee

Article 55 - International Bureau

Article 56 - Committee for Technical Cooperation


Article 57 - Finances

Article 58 - Regulations

 

CHAPTER VI - Disputes

 

Article 59 - Disputes

 

CHAPTER VII - Revision and Amendment

Article 60 - Revision of the Treaty


Article 61 - Amendment of Certain Provisions of the Treaty

 
CHAPTER VIII - Final Provisions

 

Article 62 - Becoming Party to the Treaty

Article 63 - Entry into Force of the Treaty

Article 64 - Reservations

 

Article 65 - Gradual Application

Article 66 - Denunciation

Article 67 - Signature and Languages

 

Article 68 - Depositary Functions

Article 69 - Notifications

 

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